WELTAUSSTELLUNG - hazard in 6 manifestations
1. STRANG (first manifestation)
2. PIANO, THE BANG BANG SHOCK CULTURE (second manifestation)
3. STRINGS (third manifestation)
4. RHYTHMN (fourth manifestation)
5. ACHTUNG (interlude)
6. STOERUNG (fifth manifestation)
7. ZUG (interlude)
8. FORBIDDEN ZONE (sixth manifestation)
protagonists of hazard - action are(tracknumbers bracketed):
ANJA LAUTERMANN - glockenspiel (1), prepared piano (2), piano-knock (2), prepared spinet-strings (3), flute (4,6,8).
THILO SCHOELPEN - prepared piano (2,3,4,8), spinet (1), toy-piano (8), styrofoam (6), electronic modulation (3,4,6), controlled feedback (3).
PETER ISSIG - electronic modulation (1,2,3,4,6,8), prepared piano (2) + visuals
STEFAN JUERKE - electronic modulation (3,6,8).
DIRK FERDINAND - balalaika (1,8), electronics (4).
UWE MOELLHUSEN - zither (1), prepared piano (2), piano-knock (2), long string-installation (3), spiral (4), tape-manipulation (5,6,7,8), electronic modulation (1,6,8) + visuals.
This is the 3rd (of four) recorded version of hazard.recorded january 2008.mix/cut april 2008. the seventh manifestation we decided to issue later in a different context.
In the year 2003 WELTAUSSTELLUNG was formed as an association of experimental sound- and visual-artists, film-makers, turntableists, anti-composers exploring the possibilities of sound-objects/soundroom and studio-technics in duesseldorf
By trial and error they test electroacoustic real-time composition / improvisation, ever changing concepts of sound explorationand non-logical compositional ideas.
Finally weltausstellung creates video-films, sound-room installations and so called music (sound for films, sound happenings, studio-sessions, concerts and several cdr-productions).
Considering early experimental electronic music, happening/fluxus and musique concrete as background,the music that's made by WELTAUSSTELLUNG can be described as electroacoustic anti-style rebellion. The group has presented their unsettled ideas in galleries, museums, theatres and art-or media-festivals.
A few examples are:
DIRECT TRANSFORMATION for live-electronics(by watching short films for the first time 5 player try to transform the movie-structure into sound-structures under variable aspects like colour, rhythmn, atmosphere, dramaturgy, dynamics, expression...), 2006.
SCULPTURAL: a cycle of rotative duos ( to produce extreme variabilities of sonority), 2006.
WELTVERBESSERER/BLIND FRAGMENT/BESCHLEUNIGUNG :music for tape + 5 actors (playing instruments they cannot play) + video, 2006HAZARD: music for 4 players (acoustic classical instruments + sound objects) vs. 2 modulators + video, 2007
AKUASMA .text-sound hoerspiel for synthesizer/electronics + 5 voices, 2008STONES: music for found soundobjects and electronic modulation, 2009
Installations: KONTROLL-KINO(controling-cinema): for lightobjects, sound and live-video, 2006SILENT CALL: interactive sound-video-system, 2007
TUBES: room-filling soundsculpture for 2 seperate 2 channel tapes, 2008 HAZARD live-action was performed 4 times : at ping!-mediafestival in andratx (mallorca),2007, at blaue fabrik in dresden, 2008,at pong! art festival in cologne, 2008 and at schiphorst-avantgarde-festival near hamburg, 2009.
HAZARD in 6 manifestations(acoustic instruments and sound objects/ selfmades/ microphony: mainly larynx-mic from the army/ electronic mudulation):
STRANG a baroque-folky mutation reminiscent to the 60s acid-psychedelia. We tried to play without bass-frequencies to produce crystalline head-music.
PIANO-BANG!BANG!SHOCK CULTURE is a cycle for 4 players. permanent change of their position (in front of, behind, under the piano) and their method of playing (key-play, body-play, string-play, distorted/modulated play).
STRINGS is a noisy drone played with thick strings of the piano, thin strings of the spinet and a long string stretched from floor to ceiling. the music develops from sustained to selective.
RHYTHMN features the difference/contrast between beat and vibration.
STOERUNG ist generated out of defective ampnoise, ultrahigh frequence-filtering of flute and the sound of destructed styrofoam.
ACHTUNG! and ZUG are short sound- and text-manipulations of recordings from the german propaganda broadcasting during second world-war.
FORBIDDEN ZONE ( inspired by classical japanese music) is a collage of wetness and dryness.